• On Jul 28, 2017
    Sarah from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be visiting WDW for the first time next October (2018) with our then 5 & 6 year old. We will only be staying for four nights so three days at the parks. Other than the Magic Kingdom which other parks should we visit?

    Hi Sarah,

    How exciting to be planning your first trip to Walt Disney World! I suggest that all first-time visitors view the Walt Disney World planning video. This will allow you to see all four theme parks and start to think about which ones are best for your family.

    On a first trip, I believe that a day at Magic Kingdom is a great idea! This iconic theme park includes Cinderella Castle, and has so many attractions for your family to enjoy. Your children are at such a great age to take in all the magic that comes from meeting so many characters including many Disney princesses and Mickey Mouse himself, and experiencing classic rides such as the Mad Tea Party and Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Of the other three theme parks, I believe that there is something for your children's ages at each of these parks. If anyone in your party is a big Star Wars or Disney Junior fan, you will want to head to Disney's Hollywood Studios, which includes attractions and shows from both of these worlds. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, animal lovers get a chance to see many animals that they probably do not get to see in every day life, including giraffes, zebras, and elephants. Finally, at Epcot, my daughter used to love stopping at the Kidcot Fun Stops around World Showcase as we explored the pavilions.

    I would love to help you plan more Sarah; however, I am limited in the space that I have to answer. Please write back if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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